Just two years ago Andi Dorfman was an unknown assistant district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia. Then, a year ago, she swapped the final rose for a rock and got engaged to ex-professional baseball player and fellow Atlanta resident, Josh Murray on national television, and now she’s living it up as a single lady in the Big Apple after a rough public breakup. We caught up with the former “Bachelorette” to get the scoop on her new life in New York City, her newest on-camera venture and a tell-all book in the works.
After Dorfman and Murray — who met on season 10 of “The Bachelorette” — ended their engagement in January, she left her hometown of Atlanta and booked a one-way ticket to NYC in search of a fresh start. “I kind of needed a change, and needed to get out and find myself and get lost at the same time,” she explains.
Her new path
The failed engagement wasn’t enough to make Dorfman shy away from documenting her life on camera. She’s currently shooting a People.com web series, which she describes as “a modern approach to what a single girl is like in New York City.”
She’s also almost finished writing her first book, due out next spring, which she calls as “a tongue and cheek diary, like an anti self-help book” about her breakup with Murray. Though her own breakup was a bit more public than most, she thinks people will relate to her story. “Nobody really talks about [breakups]. We think we’re supposed to handle them a certain way, but the truth of the matter is we don’t always handle them the best way.”
The new digs
Dorfman, who settled in the idyllic West Village (“I loved the fact that just a couple minute walk is the hustle and bustle of the city, but it’s also got a really quiet neighborhood feel.”), calls her decorating style “modern” and says she’s all about clean lines. But in a nod to her country roots, it’s got “a little bit of rustic to it” too.
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Her “Bachelor” pick
Like most of America, Dorfman’s betting on Ben H., the second runner-up on this season of "The Bachelorette," to be the next “Bachelor.” “He was really sweet and cute and the girls were really swooning over him,” she says.
The dating game
After 6.5 million people watched her go out with 25 guys on national television, dating is sure to be a bit different for Dorfman than it is for most — but you won’t hear about it from her. “Right now I don’t really care about dating. I’m just having fun with my friends,” she says. “A typical night for us is just going out to dinner. Mondays are huge for us, we watch 'The Bachelor' or 'Bachelorette,' we spread out cheese, we drink Palm Breeze. We do the whole girls night in type of thing and that’s what’s been fun for me lately.”